14th August News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day
Enough of your "trademark exports" of terrorism and infiltrators: India tells Pakistan
Hitting back at Pakistan for its repeated interference in Jammu and Kashmir, and its proposal to send supplies to the state, India today said that it has received “enough of Pakistan’s trademark exports – international terrorism, cross-border infiltrators, weapons, narcotics and fake currency.” Read more.
Matter of cow vigilantism reaches SC; PIL seeks action against vigilantes for violence against Dalits, minorities
A week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke strongly against cow vigilantes, the matter has now reached to the Supreme Court. A petition has been filed in the SC seeking direction to the Centre and some states to take action against so-called cow vigilantes, who are allegedly spreading violence and committing atrocities against Dalits and minorities. Read more.
Pathankot NSG martyr Lt Col Niranjan gets Shaurya Chakra on Independence Day
Pathankot martyr Lt Col Niranjan E K has been honoured with the Shaurya Chakra, the third highest peacetime gallantry medal of the country, on the eve of the 70th Independence Day. Read more.
Centre asks states to check use of plastic flags, ensure respect to tricolour
On the eve of 70th Independence Day, the home ministry on Sunday reminded all states union territories and central ministries to avoid using national flags made of plastic and ensuring paper bags are disposed with dignity. Read more.
Send Abdul Basit back to Pakistan within 24 hours, close High Commission: Shiv Sena
Shiv Sena on Sunday reacted strongly to Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit’s statement dedicating Pak Independence Day to “Kashmir’s freedom” demanding that the envoy should be sent back to Islamabad within 24 hours. Read more.
Pakistan dedicates its Independence Day to “Kashmir’s freedom”, violates ceasefire
Pakistan’s obsession with India was on display once again on Sunday when it decided to dedicate its Independence Day to “Kashmir’s freedom”. Read more.
Pakistan will avenge every life lost in Quetta massacre: President Mamnoon Hussain
Taking a firm route, Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain today said that the government will avenge every life lost to terrorists in Quetta. Read more.
Airstrikes by Afghanistan kill 11 Taliban militants
At least 11 terrorists of the dreaded terror organisation Taliban were killed in two air strikes in Afghanistan, sources said today. Read more.
Black money compliance scheme: CBDT to acknowledge declarants by August 30
Black money holders who have disclosed their ill-gotten assets during July under the ongoing black money compliance scheme will receive acknowledgement by the tax department by August 30.Read more.
More trouble for Vijay Mallya: UBL withholds Rs 1.64 cr payment, CBI registers fresh case
United Breweries Ltd. (UBL) has withheld Rs.1.64 crore payment to its Chairman Vijay Mallya after tax authorities barred any payments from being made to him. Read more.
Soon, your PF money may come handy for buying a home
In a move aimed at simplifying the procedure of payment of EMIs for homes, the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) may soon roll out a scheme that will allow its over 4 crore subscribers to buy low-cost houses against their provident fund (PF). Read more.
'Bharat aazad ho rape se,' Amitabh Bachchan's wish on 70th Independence Day
For Independence Day, megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who campaigns for various social causes, has expressed hope that India be free of the evil of rape. Read more.
Salim Khan to host radio show; listeners can ask him any question but not ‘this’ about Salman Khan
Veteran scriptwriter Salim Khan is soon going to don the hat of Radio Jockey for the programme ‘The 70mm Show’ on air. The listeners can talk to him every Saturday and Sunday between 4-5 pm. Read more.
Rs 30 crore in 2 days: Akshay Kumar’s ‘Rustom’ on way to become big hit of 2016
Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Rustom’ is winning big at the box office. The movie which is based on the infamous 1959 K.M. Nanavati case has raked in Rs 30.54 crore within two days of its release. Read more.
Rio 2016: India face Belgium to secure berth in hockey semi-finals after 36 years
Indian men’s hockey team will face a formidable Belgium side in the quarter-finals on Sunday in its bid to enter the Olympics semi-finals for the first time after 36 years. Read more.
Slamming critics, Virat Kohli salutes Indian athletes in Rio Olympics
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli urged people to have optimistic approach and support the Indian athletes participating in Rio Olympics, saying that the athletes have given their heart and soul to be there despite not getting top-class facilities that other nations provide. Read more.
Counting Golds! Michael Phelps wins 23rd Olympic gold in final race of career
Michael Phelps, one of the most decorated Olympians of all time, won a gold medal – his fifth of the 2016 Rio Olympics and 23rd overall – by swimming the butterfly in the 4x100-meter medley relay on Saturday night in the final race of his career. Read more.